Biomedical Scientist/Trainee Job at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – in Nottingham

Job Description

Band 5

Main area

Cellular Pathology


Band 5




Full time – 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours, 5 days per week , Monday to Saturday (rotational basis))

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£25,655 – £31,534 per annum

Salary period



24/08/2022 23:59

Job overview

NUH Cellular Pathology have the pleasure in advertising several new posts that have been substantively funded as part of our programme of expansion to deliver diagnostic turnaround time.

We are pleased to be offering an exciting opportunity for a committed HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist to join the Histopathology service in Nottingham. The successful candidate will join a highly motivated team who aspire to provide the best possible service to patients across the region.

As a department, we are committed to high quality training and so consideration will be given to candidates who are starting out in their career. The department is willing to consider candidates through various training routes such as the standard IBMS registration portfolio (from biomedical science accredited degree/HCPC approved Honours degree ) or through the IBMS HCPC equivalence route.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a good team player who can effectively contribute to the ongoing development of the Histopathology department in a large teaching hospital. Applicants must be able to commit to Trust’s Values and Behaviours.

The post holder will joining our team of BMS staff who rotate fully through BMS dissection, frozen section production, paraffin wax processing, special staining, non- gynae cytology, renal, Mohs’ services and Immunohistochemistry.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate competency of all routine cellular pathology techniques and ideally have experience of the specialist techniques associated with renal and frozen section service delivery.

Working for our organisation

The department is approved for training by the IBMS/ HCPC, and is

accredited by CPA and holds UKAS ISO:15189 accreditation.

Working hours are within 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m Monday to Saturday . You will be required to work in the Histopathology laboratories on both QMC and City Hospital NUH Campuses.

Informal visits to the department are strongly encouraged.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

This is an AFC Band 5 post. Candidates must be registered as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health Care Professions Council. Evidence of level of completion of the portfolio and HCPC registration will be required at interview. It is desirable for applicants to have a Biomedical Science degree, and be members of the IBMS and demonstrate a commitment to continuing education and training. Consideration will be given to those with relevant qualifications who are starting out in their careers.

Person specification

Training & Qualifications

Essential criteria

State Registered BMS (HCPC)

Biomedical Science Degree

Demonstrates a commitment to continuing education and training-Relevant MSc/ IBMS Specialist Portfolio completed/ ongoing

Registration portfolio completed 80-100%

Desirable criteria

Membership of IBMS, Biomedical Science degree

Demonstrates a knowledge and awareness of instrumentation, method development and new technologies


Essential criteria

Able to demonstrate competency in Histopathology laboratory techniques

Demonstrates ability to organise work effectively

Desirable criteria

Specialist Histology advanced techniques, e.g. frozen sections

Training junior / support staff


Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Covid-19 vaccination: remains the best way to protect yourself, family, colleagues and our patients/service users from the Covid-19 virus. We continue to encourage our current and potential colleagues to get vaccinated. For helpful advice and information about the Covid-19 vaccination and how to access visit: https://nottsccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/easy-read-job-application

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.

Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service – I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.

Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£41.90 for enhanced and £21.90 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

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